There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth from the mouth. In childhood, it is common for a tooth to be extracted in order to make room for the permanent tooth to erupt in the mouth. Over crowding often keeps baby teeth in the mouth longer than they should be, or it can cause the permanent teeth to erupt behind the baby teeth and cause need for serious orthodontic treatment. Permanent teeth are also susceptible to extractions. Although these permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, injury, trauma or decay can cause a tooth to be beyond repair and need to be extracted. At Habersham Family Dental, we offer gentle extractions when it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed. We can also recommend further dental treatment to avoid complications from the missing tooth.
Impacted Tooth Removal
Teeth that fail to break through the gum tissue are considered to be impacted. Overcrowding is the most common cause of an impacted tooth, where there is simply no room in the jaw for a tooth to emerge. Teeth may also become twisted, slanted, or displaced as they try to emerge and can easily become impacted. We offer gentle and effective impacted tooth removal for patients of all ages. While the wisdom teeth are the most commonly thought of teeth to become impacted, other molars are susceptible as well. Having impacted teeth removed is an essential step to ensuring the health and alignment of the teeth. We are proud to serve patients in the North Georgia area.
Adult teeth are meant to be permanent structures in the mouth, however there are certain times when teeth extractions are necessary for the health of the entire mouth. Crowding, infection, and periodontal disease are all serious issues that may need to be addressed through extraction. Dr. McShane provides the expert treatment you need for your complete oral health. Please contact our office today to schedule your appointment.